The Press: No Use Trying

Kingsley Martin, anti-American editor of Britain's pinko New Statesman and Nation (circ. 87,156), frequently writes as though the U.S., not Russia, is pushing the world toward atomic war. When Editor Martin heard U.S. Columnist Stewart Alsop assure Britain on a BBC program that "a certain left-wing British magazine," i.e., the New Statesman, was all wrong in any such interpretation of U.S. policy, Martin's feathers ruffled.

Piqued Editor Martin pecked back at the Columnist Brothers Alsop. "For light relief," he scoffed in the New Statesman, "you ought to read [them]. Joseph Alsop is a familiar figure in this country. He eats and talks...

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